Trinidad: Flooding & damage reported from Tropical Storm Bret

There are reports of widespread flooding and some damage in Trinidad and Tobago after Tropical Storm Bret struck the twin-island republic overnight.

The storm made landfall on southern Trinidad early Tuesday morning with maximum sustained winds of 40mph.

There are reports of torn roofs, downed trees and fallen utility poles in both Trinidad and Tobago.

Thousands of residents are reported to be without power.

Roofs were uprooted at Gadjadhar Street, Sangre Chiquito and Pluck Road, Penal, according to the Trinidad Guardian.

The news service also reported that trees had “crashed in remote Matelot, in the Northeastern fishing village as rescue crews responded to clear the debris and restore power in a co-ordinated effort involving several agencies.”

Flash floods were reported in low lying areas, some homes were flooded, and there were power outages across many parts of the islands as a result of fallen utility poles, the Trinidad Express reports.

All Schools, government offices and banks are to remain shut Tuesday as officials begin to assess the damage.

There are no reports, so far, coming out of Grenada.

The Tropical Storm Warning was discontinued for Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada at 5:00AM Tuesday, but Tropical Storm Bret is still bringing heavy rain and damaging winds to much of Trinidad and Tobago, according to reports.

Bret is expected to skirt the coast of Venezuela, later today, with an eventual landfall on the coastal part of Venezuela’s Península de Paria National Park, a rural and mostly uninhibited part of the region.

Later on Tuesday and into Wednesday, it will be the islands of Curacao and Aruba that will be threatened by the tropical storm.

Once the storm passes, it’s expected to begin to weaken and dissipate in the central Caribbean Sea.

10 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 20, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Thank God we have been spared from Tropical Storm Bret. Praise the Lord!!!!

  2. Anonymous
    June 20, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Yes praised the Lord we spared from the tropical Storm but you’ll creating a dangerous Storm with you’ll mouth against you’ll own government you’ll own people you’ll own country. That’s the storm you’ll should be thinking about.. Our flood will soon be at our own backyard. WAIT .

    1. Anonymous
      June 21, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Get as f…glife stop punishing others with brutality

  3. Anonymous
    June 20, 2017 at 11:23 am

    When it will be our turn for the storm to come hope you’ll parse the Lord too .you’ll condemning every thing condemn God too..

  4. Anonymous
    June 20, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Wake up people this is an awakening call mend you ways. Stop believing God is a TRINIDAD, HED HIS CALL

  5. anonymous
    June 20, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    God is not only a tridadian but he is all over people must not call his name in vain we are all his children believe in him and u will see changes for life

  6. Anonymous
    June 20, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Jesus is all we need more now than before. We pray for peace unity for Trinidad

  7. Anonymous
    June 21, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I hope the Goddard’s family is safe and well in the south.
    Any body know Tony Goddard in Point Fortin?

  8. Anonymous
    June 21, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    God, is somebody’s fairytale gone wild. Too many myth believer’s in St. Lucia.

  9. Anonymous
    June 23, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    We here never really got affected but I and my whole family real sorry for people who got affected.PLEASE HELP THEM GOD! Oh, and tropical storm Bret please have mercy on them na

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